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February Webinar Series

Our February Webinar Series is in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month.  Our experts talk about a variety of topics that affect healthy relationships.


WATCH Health Equity and Peer Relationships

Photo of Brianna AlddridgeBrianna Aldridge of St. Timothy’s School will join us to discuss health equity, community building, and peer relationships between young women and how it impacts their daily lives.

Brianna Aldridge is the Director, Erin Michele Levitas ’11 Mind, Body and Soul Empowerment Program at St. Timothy’s School in Baltimore.

Sponsored by Nancy Hammond Editions in Annapolis.



WATCH School to Prison Pipeline Prevention

Barbara Sugarman Grochal sheds light on the school to prison pipeline and a prevention approach that can help change a student’s fate in it.

Barbara Sugarman Grochal is the Director, Schools Conflict Resolution Education Programs, Center for Dispute Resolution (C-DRUM)

Sponsored by Diane and Crew Realtors.




WATCH Resolving Disputes with Children in the Classroom

Photo of Stacey Smith

Stacy Smith discusses techniques and insight to resolve disputes for kids, what one of those techniques looks like in a classroom, and how the students benefit.

Anastasia (Stacy) Watson Smith, JD, is the Director of Special Projects at the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (C-DRUM),

Sponsored by Nancy Hammond Editions in Annapolis.




WATCH Intimate Partner Violence Exposure, How Children Experience Violence and the Criminal Legal System

Leigh Goodmark discusses how children’s exposure to intimate partner violence can be a correlate of later victimization, the ways in which children experience violence, good prevention work for teen dating violence for adolescents, and why the criminal legal system isn’t the way to do this work.

Leigh Goodmark is a Marjorie Cook Professor of Law and Co-Director, Clinical Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Sponsored by Jillian S. Morris, Attorney at Law,  Markham Law Firm



COMING SOON – Hear how the Erin Levitas curriculum impacted this law student and future prosecutor.

Jason Christie, Law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has been with the Levitas Initiative for over two semesters and has delivered the curriculum to students at a Baltimore City Public Charter School. Hear about his experience in the school and his perspective on how it intersects with his future as a prosecutor and the lives of children in the justice system.